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Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, 1.10.14


nan It is recorded that the greatest generals played on the lyre and the pipe, and that the armies of Sparta were fired to martial ardour by the strains of music. Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment, come to serenade him in his tent, "I don't believe we can have an army without music." (G. C. Underwood, in Freeman's biography of Lee, Vol. III, p267. -- And what else is the function of the horns and trumpets attached to our legions? The louder the concert of their notes, the greater is the glorious supremacy of our arms over all the nations of the earth.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

11 results
1. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 11.56-11.60 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Vergil, Georgics, 4.523 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4.523. The fetters, or in showery drops anon
3. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 1.10.13, 1.10.31-1.10.32 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.10.13.  As for Plato, there are certain passages in his works, more especially in the Timaeus, which are quite unintelligible to those who have not studied the theory of music. But why speak only of the philosophers, whose master, Socrates, did not blush to receive instruction in playing the lyre even when far advanced in years? 1.10.31.  It will, however, I think be sufficiently clear from the examples I have already quoted, what I regard as the value and the sphere of music in the training of an orator. Still I think I ought to be more emphatic than I have been in stating that the music which I desire to see taught is not our modern music, which has been emasculated by the lascivious melodies of our effeminate stage and has to no small extent destroyed such manly vigour as we still possessed. No, I refer to the music of old which was employed to sing the praises of brave men and was sung by the brave themselves. I will have none of your psalteries and viols, that are unfit even for the use of a modest girl. Give me the knowledge of the principles of music, which have power to excite or assuage the emotions of mankind. 1.10.32.  We are told that Pythagoras on one occasion, when some young men were led astray by their passions to commit an outrage on a respectable family, calmed them by ordering the piper to change her strain to a spondaic measure, while Chrysippus selects a special tune to be used by nurses to entice their little charges to sleep.
4. Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, 1.10.14, 1.10.31-1.10.32 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.10.31.  It will, however, I think be sufficiently clear from the examples I have already quoted, what I regard as the value and the sphere of music in the training of an orator. Still I think I ought to be more emphatic than I have been in stating that the music which I desire to see taught is not our modern music, which has been emasculated by the lascivious melodies of our effeminate stage and has to no small extent destroyed such manly vigour as we still possessed. No, I refer to the music of old which was employed to sing the praises of brave men and was sung by the brave themselves. I will have none of your psalteries and viols, that are unfit even for the use of a modest girl. Give me the knowledge of the principles of music, which have power to excite or assuage the emotions of mankind. 1.10.32.  We are told that Pythagoras on one occasion, when some young men were led astray by their passions to commit an outrage on a respectable family, calmed them by ordering the piper to change her strain to a spondaic measure, while Chrysippus selects a special tune to be used by nurses to entice their little charges to sleep.
5. Seneca The Younger, Oedipus, 612, 611 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Silius Italicus, Punica, 7.438-7.440 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Statius, Siluae, 3.1.116-3.1.120 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Statius, Thebais, 2.700 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Valerius Flaccus Gaius, Argonautica, 1.471-1.472, 4.85 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 9.17.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 9.17.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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achilles Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
amphion Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
arion Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
capua, decadence in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
carmina conuiuialia, greco-roman ethos of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
carthage Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
chiron Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
chrysippus Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
ciconian matrons Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
cleanthes Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
cosmos or cosmology Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
cupids, sons of venus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
dido Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
emotion Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
fides / fides Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
galen Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
hannibal, in capua Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
harmony ( harmonia ) Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
harmony theory, language of Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
hebrus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
hospitality, greco-roman Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
luxuria, in capua Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
maenads Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
modestia Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
music, as a discipline Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
music Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
oedipus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
orpheus, decapitation of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
orpheus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
paris, judgment of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
plato Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
plutarch Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
pollius felix Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
punic wars, second Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
pythagoreans or pythagoreanism Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
quintilian Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
rationality, creatures, rational and non-rational Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
rationality, of music' Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
rationality Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
silius italicus, the power of lyre and music in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
stoics Seaford, Wilkins, Wright, Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill (2017) 200
teuthras Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283
venus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 283